Ice Climbing: Frankenstein Cliffs Route 302 Crawford Notch state Park.

  • December 27, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Ice Climbing: Frankenstein Cliffs ( Indeterminate - Advanced )













Photo: Symon on Standard Route Winter[masked]

The Team's: Everyone Gets Wait Listed..!

As always the size of the Meetup is based on how many people the area can handle & the number of lead climbers who RSVP for the Meetup....!

For each lead climber we pair you up with one experienced belayer and then we can add one newbie climber/Follower.

Its always the understanding that the "Newbie/Follower" as at a minimum has climbed before but just no capable for leading on Ice and also has knowledge of the climbing knots and all the gear required.

Sign up...  First to RSVP is the first to fill a opening based on experience needed.

Don't forget no helmet no climbing!!! Period...


Frankenstein Cliff’s has waterfall ice routes ranging from low angle and easy to very steep and difficult all crag style of climbing. Which has more Ice options per mile then anywhere.

Plenty of ice for all ability lead climbers.

Classic steep ice climbs at Frankenstein include Standard Route, Pegasus, Dracula, Chia and too many others to mention. The short flat approach about 1 mile along a railroad track and numerous super fat ice climbs make this one of the best and most user-friendly places to go ice climbing in the East. Most climbs are multi pitch climbs with a walk off to the north west along a packed out decent route.

I will keep the RSVP at 3 climbers 3 person teams. As leaders for multie pitch climbing or a leader able to set up top-rope options RSVP I will add folks from the waiting list.


Climbing Teams:



Place a thread here on the board and see if others are willing...



You will need the listed Ice Climbing gear in the files section of our meetup page on line.

This is not a Meetup for folks that need to Rent on the same day as this Meetup.


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of an climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, even hiking to a destination may result in injury or death. Weather, Trail conditions be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death.

Any information on this Meetup group page is for the basic understanding of what could be encountered. We do not guaranty any type of accuracy on this information. Seek your own additional resources of information.  You as an active member! Perhaps, lacking any of the following, professional training, good judgment, moral caricature or a conscious. We or anyone on any Meetup-Mountaineers cannot be held responsible in anyway.

When arriving at any Meetup you should always use your own best judgment. Weather or not the conditions “ both physical or mental” are in your best interests. The judgment, Is this a place you should or shouldn’t be?

If you get hurt…. Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Dragging yourself out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize.

It’s always your right to back out and live the good life with all the rest of the human race eating cheese doodles and Twinkie’s in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers


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  • Jay B.

    Great time Great lines... Laurie, goofed and didnt check the tire for the crampons... So, hope you forgot to leave them..::-( Looking forward in seeing you all on the mtn again...

    December 28, 2013

    • Laurie A.

      Damn Jay I put them on the front left tire:( I'd be happy to go to the scene of the crime and look for them today. I will replace them for you. I really appreciate your time and tools! Will check posts on CL and mtn project too.

      December 29, 2013

    • Jay B.

      I know John H was stuck and I just jumped into the truck and even think about the crampons on the tire till Yesterday afternoon.. Bummer but is not your fault I just forgot.... :-(

      December 29, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Great climbing, thanks Jay for organizing. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    December 28, 2013

  • John T.

    Great climbing

    December 28, 2013

  • Jay B.

    Teams are posted.... If you cant make it to the MTN's Please let me know and change your RSVP... If anyone wants to ride up from Hatch Plaza in Plymouth NH Exit 26 on 93... Say 7:30am and roll out at 8am to Frankenstein... [masked]

    December 26, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Sounds good Jay, I'll meet you at Hatch at 7:30ish.

      December 26, 2013

  • John T.

    Looks like the conditions for tomorrow are looking good!!!

    December 26, 2013

  • Mike B.

    Anyone carpooling from around North Andover/Methuen? My cell is[masked]

    December 24, 2013

    • Ryder

      I may be able to provide a ride up. Don't think I'm returning on Saturday, though. I'd be happy to give you a lift up to NH. You may have to coordinate with other Meetup-ers for the return trip. [masked]

      December 25, 2013

    • Mike B.

      Great, thanks Ryder

      December 26, 2013

  • John

    I have a double bed room at the Profile Deluxe on Friday night. [masked]

    December 26, 2013

  • Ryder

    Starting tonight, looks temps up in NH around Crawford will be below freezing both day and night, so hopefully the ice will be on the mend by post-Christmas.

    December 23, 2013

  • John T.

    This crazy weather is making me wonder if the conditions will improve by Friday. Here in VT the ice is getting destroyed. Here is a video of Shoestring...

    Let's be in touch about conditions!

    December 22, 2013

  • John T.

    Looking forward to climbing in NH! I will be coming from the Burlington VT area if anyone is interested in carpooling.

    December 20, 2013

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